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Turning travelers into champions of tomorrow

U.S., March 31 -- In what feels the blink of an eye, 2017 nears the end of its first quarter. Businesses worldwide are busy keeping their heads down to meet targets, deliver results, and protect competitiveness. The focus on the numbers can so easily eclipse the need to keep the future close in one's sights.

However, as leaders in the global Travel & Tourism (T&T) industry know all too well, the value of T&T is measured far beyond the bottom lin... Read More


NC leader Shah cremated

JAJARKOT, March 31 -- A large number of people participated in the funeral procession Nepali Congress (NC) district leader Rabindra Shumsher Shah who was gruesomely murdered by an unidentified group on Tuesday.

Shah was cremated on the banks of the local Bheri River at Thaple on Thursday monrning, two days after his murder. Locals along with leaders and cadres of NC and other political parties participated in the funeral.

According to Pradip Ju... Read More


After ruling party leaders fail to get Jaziya revoked, Shrine Board slashes helicopter fare

Jammu, March 31 -- While as ruling party ministers, who claimed to be more nationalist than anyone else, have failed to get the Jazia revoked. However, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, headed by Governor N N Vohra, has come forward to provide breather to the pilgrims visiting Mata Vaishno Devi shrine at Katra.

Shrine Board today slashed fare of chopper services. It is really shame for ruling party ministers that despite their repeated assura... Read More


Department issues NOC to MLC nominee in 2-days 'without necessary verification'

Jammu, March 31 -- A MLC nominee, who happens to be a government employee, was issued 'No Objection Certificate' (NOC) by the concerned department within two days, allegedly without necessary verification, sources told Early Times.

They said to file the nomination papers for the MLC elections from Srinagar constituency, Girdhari Lal Raina was provided NOC by the concerned authorities within two dayswithout checking his credentials.

"To contest ... Read More


Rai raises conversion issue in Parliament

Ranchi, March 31 -- Koderma MP Ravindra Rai on Thursday raised the issue of the double advantage taken by some people after getting converted to other religions in the Parliament. Rai in his speech said that the people of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes who get converted to other religion are also taking advantage of reservation policy which is not fair as they were taking away the rights of ST and ST population in the Country.

The Koderma... Read More


JMM 'dumping' Murmu widow draws BJP flak

Ranchi, March 31 -- As the date for Littipara bypoll inches closer, war of words between the two major rival factions has gone bitter. The BJP has blamed the JMM for ditching family of its own MLA Anil Murmu who passed away just recently causing the vacancy to arise midterm.

"The JMM is working in an autocratic manner under the leadership of Hemant Soren. After making a promise, the party made the wife of Dr Anil Murmu cry. They would have to pa... Read More


Customisation of e-works software 'ill planned'

Raipur, March 31 -- The customisation of e-works , a web-based application software of Public Health Engineering Department (PHED) implemented in 2012 was ill-planned and executed, as 11 out of 25 major business requirements of the Department were not put to use, CAG has observed.

The balance nine integrated requirements, although in use failed to deliver the required results, it observed.

As a result, the Department was constrained to prepare ... Read More


Vice-president of AAP's women's wing joins Cong

New Delhi, March 31 -- The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) women's wing vice-president from Rohini, Seema Kaushik, who is also the president of the Rogi Kalyan Samiti, joined the Congress party, along with 250 of her followers on Thursday.

DPCC president Maken said the bloated balloon of the AAP has burst and the party workers and leaders are leaving the party as they are disillusioned with the AAP leadership.

Seema Kaushik said, "The committed workers w... Read More


Being mentally tortured: MLA who quit AAP to join BJP

New Delhi, March 31 -- Former Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Ved Prakash has alleged that he is being mentally tortured even after leaving the AAP. He said after submitting his resignation three days ago, he was called by Speaker Ram Niwas Goyal in connection with his resignation and the appointment was fixed at 1 pm.

"It is surprising that I was not called for one-and-half hour and mentally tortured. So many things were said and questions asked whic... Read More


Youth hurling stones at encounter site committing suicide: DGP

JAMMU, March 31 -- Youths who storm the encounter sites in the Valley to hurl stones at security personnel are committing suicide, Jammu and Kashmir Police today said and appealed to them to refrain from such activity.

"In the encounter, even security forces and police take cover of a bulletproof vehicle or a house. Youths coming to the encounter sites are committing suicide," Director General of Police S P Vaid said.

He appealed to the youngst... Read More